Maharaji's Teachings about "Spreading This Knowledge" - In His Own Words

Spreading the Knowledge, ie proselytisation or propagation as it is also known in Rawat's terminology, has always been one of the major emphases in Rawat's teachings. How successful has it been?

Spreading this Knowledge is the most, most holy and spiritual thing that one can ever do in this life.

If this Knowledge belongs to God and if it is really God's Knowledge and it is true Knowledge, then there is nothing in the world that can stop it reaching the people. So do satsang. Give them open-hearted satsang. Give them this feeling that what you want to tell them is not a new religion, is not a new way, not a new thing.

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Hans Rawat (Maharaji's father and predecessor as Perfect Master), India
Since Divine Light is seen within and the Holy Name is known within, their realization gives a person complete understanding, of the source of life itself. The entire universe emanates from this source and so by knowing that all is known. The result is constant and unchanging peace and happiness and the deathless state of self-realization achieved. It is the time that world leaders try to spread this Knowledge if they really wish for peace. The individual should concentrate his mind if he wants to achieve the highest aim in life. This is the only way to integral peace and happiness.
Manav Dharam website downloaded on 1st April, 2009

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Hans Rawat (Maharaji's father and predecessor as Perfect Master), India
Lord Buddha left his kingdom, his wife, his son and everything to find the Truth. He saw that this world is an ocean of grief and miseries. He knew that he would leave this world behind one day, so why not leave it now to find true happiness? He searched for Truth, got it and then spread it. That is why it is said that only what is available at the present time is valid. Only a living doctor, political leader and Spiritual Master can do good for people. We will benefit from asking the living Master who is here now.
Manav Dharam website downloaded on 1st April, 2009

Hans Rawat (Maharaji's father and predecessor as Perfect Master), India
Spiritual Knowledge alone has the power to install one in the Kingdom of heavenly bliss. It completely destroys desire and its offspring, dissatisfaction, Which always reside within human bodies. Under such circumstances, what act can be more virtuous than the spreading of spiritual Knowledge?
Hans Yog Prakash

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

July 29, 1966, Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India
Christ spread the Knowledge of God in his time; what was that Knowledge? In many places, temples have been constructed, but in each temple the worshippers see the statue of only a single Saint. When they come and listen to satsang, then we say to them, "The God you worship is our God also." When Knowledge of God is spread through the whole world, there will be one religion. The Knowledge will be spread through mahatmas, because, without these great souls, it cannot be done.
So now, premies, we have to realise how that time is approaching and how we have to do service through which we will he able to understand better how this Knowledge has to be spread to everyone and tell them how beautiful is God's creation and how beautiful is this Knowledge.

And It Is Divine, Millenium Program, 1973 and The Golden Age, November 1978, Number 49

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

August, 1966, Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India
When Shri Maharaji died, Sampurnanand, like Charan Anand and other traveling mahatmas, was on tour, returning only after the cremation was finished. He was bereft when he learned that Shri Maharaji was gone, and he was crying in the backyard of the residence when he saw Sant Ji.
“Why are you crying?” the young boy asked.
Sampurnanand was so devastated, he could not answer.
Sant Ji soothed him. “What are you worried about?” he asked. “Do you think Shri Maharaji has gone? You don’t have to worry about anything. Knowledge is my responsibility now, and I know how to spread it. You will never see me not being able to do that. I’ll take care of it.”
Peace Is Possible, 2007

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

August, 1966, Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India
"He stepped forward and he gave the hope to thousands of people who were crying and wondering and he promised then, "Don't worry, your Master is with you always," and he said "I will take care of Knowledge. I will try to spread the same Knowledge as Shri Maharaj Ji was doing."
Passages video, Visions International (a division of Élan Vital Inc), 2001

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

September 3, 1971
Maharaj (beginning): "The aim and purpose of my life is to spread the knowledge of the true nature of the soul to humanity as a whole."
Newsweek Feature Service

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Boulder, Colorado, September 17, 1971
So I need your cooperation. God is cooperating with me from that side but you must cooperate with me from this side. You'll have to spread this Knowledge like lightning and you know what is the speed of lightning. Even faster than that. That's why you are devotees, that's why you were made disciples. Why are your names written as disciples of Guru Maharaj ji? To do something, and that is to spread this Knowledge. You don't kill the egos, you bring them to me and I will kill them. So cooperate with me, give people satsang and do what else you can. I have devoted my whole life. If I have done it you can also do it very easily, very easily. There are no problems. If I have devoted my whole life to this purpose, and I have, then so can you.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Prem Nagar Ashram, Hardwar, India, November 24, 1971
Suppose, you know, there are many people here who are about forty years old. They took knowledge recently - probably a month ago. A couple of months ago they took knowledge. They must understand that they were forty years old, but they couldn't realize God. And how many hours are there in forty years? Can somebody calculate? When they met Satguru, in a matter of only a couple of hours they got that God whom they never got for forty years. It was completed, it was done, it was finished; it was perfect in a couple of hours only. So that is why there is a great, great need for Satguru to be in this world spreading the Holy Word of God. There it is written; Satguru is the bestower of Divine Light and practical knowledge of Holy Name. He bestows it, He gives it openheartedly. Here you may see His kindness, here you may realize His kindness, how kind He is towards the human being. Man, who has been performing sins throughout his life - since he was created - he had been performing sin and he was guilty of himself. Right? And for every sin he was doing, so many miles he was being separated from God. How kind Satguru is that in a matter of hours He removed all the sin and brought us to God. Just He revealed to us what God is.
Reflections On An Indian Sunrise

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 April 1972
Every satsang is a discussion on one subject, and that is the true Knowledge which brings peace of mind. Many great saints got fantastic experiences from this wonderful Knowledge and just wanted to spread it to all people. In every age a great saint like Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed, and Christ has taken birth on earth for this purpose, to give this Knowledge to other people, because, in their time, the truth had declined, spiritual understanding had been lost. As far as spiritual matters go, they were ages of darkness.
I don't mind the difficulties that are being put against me. Whenever he comes to the world the Perfect Master has to tolerate many difficulties. I have come to spread this Knowledge and that is what I am going to do. Understand this and believe it. Are you hesitating to receive this Knowledge? Why? It is very simple Knowledge. It will give you complete peace mind. It will give you infinite bliss. Do not complain later on that you were never told about this Knowledge. Again and again, I do nothing but to tell you all to take this Knowledge.
Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?

Maharaji's Teachings About The Number of His Students

New York USA, 10 June 1972
And today there is something very beautiful that everyone must realise. And that is that once a man takes the Knowledge - and five million people have taken Knowledge - very naturally he wants to tell other people about it. And no doubt if these five million people really try and bring two people each day to the Knowledge, in two days how many people will be there? There's no doubt in this way we can bring this Knowledge to the whole world. It is not a dream. It can be real. Many people ask me this question again and again, because they don't believe that there is going to be a Kingdom of Heaven or that this Knowledge is going to spread. For them it is not possible. But, if you try, it is possible. Because if this Knowledge belongs to God and if it is really God's Knowledge and it is true Knowledge, then there is nothing in the world that can stop it reaching the people. So do satsang. Give them open-hearted satsang. Give them this feeling that what you want to tell them is not a new religion, is not a new way, it's not a new thing. That's why I am so concerned about all the activities of the Divine Light Mission.
Divine Light magazine Volume 2, Number 4, January 1973

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

1974
Spreading this Knowledge is the most, most holy and spiritual thing that one can ever do in this life.
The Sayings of Guru Maharaj Ji, © Divine Light Mission 1974

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

1974
"My mission in this world is to establish peace, but I need cooperation from all. We are very, very fortunate to have received this Knowledge and now it is our duty to spread it throughout the world. The way in which to do this is through Divine Light Mission, because Divine Light Mission is the mission that has been created for the purpose of spreading this Knowledge. It is like if you want to get from one city to another, it is easier to take the road that is already existing than to try to build a road of your own. So, now we must all join together and help the Mission to establish peace on this earth, and not only earth, maybe the universe.
The Golden Age Number 1, Thursday, March 14 1974

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Cosmopolitan Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 28 April, 1974
"In this life nothing means nothing to me. Not my brothers, nor Mata Ji. I might as well be frank with you. I respect them all because they should be respected. I love Mata Ji and I respect her. But there is grace. and if there wouldn't have been grace, I wouldn't even have been born. The one thing most important in a being's life, the most, most, most, most, most utmost important thing is Guru Maharaj Ji, because he can give new birth." In his first satsang, Maharaj Ji warned that, "This is a point where l am being heavily objected to spreading this Knowledge. But I have full intentions to go ahead." He noted, 'There was never a time when a Perfect Master came that anything went smooth. The ocean is so huge but does it stay calm? There are always waves."
Divine Times, May 1974

Maharaj's Teachings About Ashrams

Jhumri Taliaya, Bihar, India, April 15, 1975
And now for God knows how many ages, people will think of this and realize that yes, it is true that the reason the Perfect Master comes to the earth is not for the sake of his mother, or brother, or family, but only to spread the Knowledge. That's why, even though they claim I've been doing all these weird things, I am still walking the path of Knowledge. Does anybody dare stop me? No! Because I'm truly spreading the Knowledge. They're spreading falsehood and I'm spreading Truth. If anyone wants to stop me, he should go and stop them first. Because I am spreading Truth, and I'm spreading it right now, and I'll go on spreading it as long as there is some life left in this body. I'll go on spreading this Truth because nobody else has taken the responsibility of spreading it and bringing peace to the world but me. This is my duty. And that's why I am sticking to it.
And It is Divine, Volume III, Issue 4

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat nee Johnson), Sunday Community Meeting, Denver Indian Center, Denver, Colorado, 7 December 1975
So it seems like it's come to the point where we just have to really make that effort. Because Maharaj Ji is ready. I know that. I experience it. Maharaj Ji is ready. He's just waiting for us. We talk about world peace, we talk about the situation in the world and we say, "Oh, I want to go out and do prachar. I just want all my brothers and sisters to feel this love that I'm feeling." Yet how is that ever going to happen until each one of us gets ourselves really together, gets ourselves really clear? It isn't going to happen until that happens. This whole world can't experience this Knowledge until we experience it. It's like a light that starts at one point and spreads. If the people that Maharaj Ji's brought so close to him and has given this precious, precious Knowledge to, if we aren't experiencing it, if we're not really manifesting it and projecting it out, then how is anybody else going to?
The Golden Age, Number 26, February 1976

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Letter from Guru Maharaj Ji, January 1 1976
Though the premies who participated in my satsang programs were from different places and from different backgrounds, they shared something very common, something very intimate, something very beautiful among themselves. It really showed me that the premies have a fantastic amount of potential. In 1976, I think we can really use this potential in such a way that would make this year a very successful one. It should tremendously boost the Mission's capacity to be equipped to spread this Knowledge in leaps and bounds. This is the only way we can serve the world, giving everybody the kind of Peace they are looking for.
Golden Age, Number 25, January 1976

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Riva del Garda, Italy, May 18, 1976
Divine Light Mission was founded by Shri Maharaj Ji so many years ago, because he wanted to spread this Knowledge. And today, if we are not coming from a clear place, then what is going to happen? Then this world is not going to realize Knowledge. Because if we are coming from a wrong place, if we are coming from a completely wrong place, not from a clear place, then it's going to delay more and more and more and more. And that's why I said that there are too many people involved in it. As a matter of fact, that many people around the world are involved.
Élan Vital, Volume II, Issue 1, Spring 1978

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Denver, Colorado, September 17, 1976
That is what Shri Maharaj Ji used to say. He used to say, "There are a lot of people who talk about 'Yes, there should be peace in this world'," and the only difference between what I preach and those people preach is that I not only say that there should be peace in this world, I bring peace in this world. Those people just talk about peace in this world, but have no way to bring peace into this world." And by his grace, this is the job that I'm continuing. I feel, and this is what I was explaining to a premie in Malibu, that I'm, like, sandwiched. This is the way I feel. On one hand, because I have realised Knowledge, I feel it is my responsibility, just as a premie, to spread this Knowledge into this world, to let the word out that there is Knowledge, that there is something like this in this world.
The Golden Age Number 35, January 1977

Maharaji Teachings - Spread This Knowledge

Lima, Peru, November 18 1976
And Guru Maharaj Ji invites the people who have received this Knowledge to accompany him in the adventure of revealing this Truth, revealing this Knowledge, to the whole world. And that's his mission. I have invited premies to join me, to give me their love, to give me their devotion, to give me their strength, so that people can understand, and this Knowledge can be spread to thousands and millions of people who are just confused, who are just going around in circles and will keep on going. For generations and generations before them, people have been going around in circles, and have not been given a fair opportunity to get out of there and to realize the simple aim of human life.
The Living Master

Maharaji Teachings - Spread This Knowledge

Wembley, London, Wednesday, April 20, 1977
Our purpose, our function, our motive is one; and it is to spread this Knowledge in this world. But before we spread any of this Knowledge in this world, before we go out to somebody and say, 'Hey, there is Truth in this world', and they turn around and say, 'What is it?' And you say, 'Well, er I don't know,' instead of playing it that way, just really be able to experience … Let the person almost know that what you are talking about isn't phoney baloney, what you are talking about isn't fake, that what you are talking about is actually sincere and real, and this is where your experience is coming from, this is where you are talking from.
The Golden Age Number 40

Maharaji Teachings - Spread This Knowledge

Hans Jayanti, Rome, Italy, Night, 9 November, 1977
Of course, today, in body, Shri Maharaj Ji really doesn't exist within us. But yet we know, and we can feel it, and we can understand, and we can really - well, quite clearly see, that the reason why he came in this world, the reason why he even got born into this world, the reason why he went from place to place, spreading this beautiful Word, spreading this very beautiful message to all people of the world, had no distinction. He had no reservations. He went to everybody, door to door, just telling them that they have this human life, and that in this human life it is possible to realize the purpose of this human life, to realize the goal of this human life. It is possible to merge with that oneness, to merge with that incredible thing, to become one with that ultimate.
The Golden Age Number 42 and Divine Times - September/October 1978 Volume 7, Number 6 and The Golden Age, November 1978, Number 49

Maharaji Teachings - Spread This Knowledge

Durga Ji (Marolyn Rawat nee Johnson), London Guru Puja, June 24 1979
But look at this world. Is this world dying for Guru Maharaj Ji? But we're not together enough for Maharaj Ji to really manifest in this world. Because we're not ready. We're holding him back. He's having to wait for us. For each one of us. One time in Malibu, Maharaj Ji said, "If I just had a handful, if I just had a handful of premies who were really dedicated, who really had faith in me, I could spread this Knowledge. I could spread this Knowledge so fast. If I just had a handful." You know, I feel like we're wasting time. Wasting time. And it's not our time to waste. We waste it like crazy. Every second that we spend that's not in Holy Name is wasted and we'll never get it back. Never. And we know that. And we know that feeling of wasting time. Can't stand to waste time. And that's why we're so jumpy and that's why we're so edgy.
Divine Times - September/October 1979 Volume 8, Number 5

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Holi festival, Miami, Florida, 1980
What did, you know, what did Jesus say to his devotees when he had given them Knowledge? "Congratulations, you just have received the Knowledge, the ultimate thing in your life. Now you may go back home and relax while I continue this good work." You know. No! He just, he didn't just say, "Give me a donkey and whole bunch of palm leaves and I'll go all over the place and you guys, just relax here, don't hurt yourself, don't bother about it." (laughter) No he said, "Go, spread the word. Get going." you know and that is the way it is, We've gotta spread that word because sitting at home and going (puts hand over mouth) like this isn't going to do anybody any good but don't you know everybody in this world needs Knowledge?
Who's gonna spread the word? Who's gonna spread the word? What are we relying on? Radios? Do you remember anything you hear on radios? You know. I mean, look at it, you know, sometimes you see the television commercials and sometimes those television commercials are so ridiculous that by the time you end up looking at them you have a good feeling in your heart that anybody who'd believe that commercial is a klutz. You know, is, is a complete fool, is a complete idiot. No, what we noo, there's, there's only one way Knowledge gets spread time after time and there's no I mean technology that's just gonna alter and that's one to one. Cause people see your experience manifesting.
Holi 1980 video, Élan Vital Inc., 1980

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
You know there's one person in one of the communities and they've had incredibly succ high success rate in bringing people to Knowledge and of course one of the instructors got interested (mumbles) "How you do this?" and the guy said "Look what I do, I have gone in the Library and looked at all these videos and I choose the video for the person that I think will do them the best." Just that much little homework produced an incredible amount of result. Imagine if that starts to happen in all the communities.
Introducing the Possibility of Knowledge, Visions International video, 2000

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
"I don't know if you can present Knowledge as a course. Here watch 15 videos, it'll take 5 months and then you will be ready. This is much more of a personal journey. We can not start abdicating that responsibility by making it a course."
Within 5 years "Knowledge" was presented as a course on many more than 15 DVDs and it is "the Keys" which is just a repackaging of parts of his old speeches with fancy logos in a discreet folder.
Introducing the Possibility of Knowledge, Visions International video, 2000

Maharaji Teachings About Spreading This Knowledge

2001
Maharaji's father, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj, had been the student of such a Master named Swarupanand. On Swarupanand's passing, Shri Hans Ji Maharaj became Master in 1936, he spent the next 30 years of his life spreading the Knowledge his Master had shown him."
Passages video, Visions International (a division of Élan Vital Inc), 2001